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The Carbondale Board of Trustees hosts a forum to discuss state ballot initiatives Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, at 7 p.m., Oct. 14, at the Church at Carbondale Gathering Center, 110 Snowmass Drive.Both opponents and proponents of the various measures have been invited for a panel discussion regarding the underlying issues and the measures’ potential impacts on local services and schools. Representatives of the local school, fire, library and college districts have been invited to participate. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.”The Carbondale Board of Trustees recognizes that these initiatives have the potential to impact multiple programs, services and economic growth both locally and statewide, and they believe a public forum is imperative,” according to a press release from the town board.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Threat Assessment Group (TAG) will have two community education sessions to address local gang issues in the Roaring Fork Valley, on Thursday, Oct. 14, in English.Both sessions will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church, 395 White Hill Road, Carbondale.Topics to be covered will include what TAG is and does, why kids join gangs, identification of symbols, signs, graffiti and tattoos. Recent purported gang activity and associated impacts in the local area will also be discussed. There will also be time for people to ask follow-up questions.The sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact TAG Deputy James Miller at (970) 945-0453, or e-mail jmiller@garcosheriff.com.

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center presents a workshop geared towards current business owners and start-up enterprises. The workshop will take place at 817 Colorado Avenue, No. 107, Glenwood Springs, and also will be available by audio/web conference during the live presentation. On Oct. 14, from 6-9 p.m., Jim Olp, Small Business Development Center of Colorado, will talk about “Legal basis for your startup business,” with tips about getting a business started.Cost is $30 per workshop for the general public; and $20 for clients, advisors and mentors of the Center and members of participating Chambers of Commerce. To register please visit the Center’s website, http://www.rfbrc.org,w and click on Education and Training; or call (970) 945-5158.



Rifle Women’s Connection invites all ladies to an Apple Bonanza on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at La Quinta Inn, 600 Wapiti Court, Rifle. The group will be playing Apples to Apples, a hilarious game with no skills required. There will be an apple dessert bar and inspirational speaker, Jean Hofmann, her topic is “Mothering a Flock.” For reservations please call Marsha at (970) 876-5577, or e-mail marmac99@hotmail.com. Childcare funds available; for more information on that call Becky at (970) 625-5220. Rifle Women’s Connection is associated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Thunder River Theatre Company concludes its run of Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” Thursday and Friday, Oct.14 and 15 at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.”The Clean House” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It is described as “an extraordinary play by an exciting new voice in American drama. … A funny, whimsical look at class, comedy, and the nature of love.”Directed by TRTC’s resident member Sue Lavin, the play features several new faces who will be performing on the TRTC stage for the first time, including Eileen Seeley, Maureen Jackson, Charisse Layne and Lee Sullivan. Returning to TRTC’s stage is Janice Estey, last seen in “Eleemosynary.”All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., except the two matinees (Oct. 3 and 10), which begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. This year, TRTC is offering student ticket prices to full-time college students with their college I.D.Purchase tickets by visiting http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com. TRTC’s season tickets are also on sale for $70 adults, $35 students.



Burning Mountains Fire Protection District will be hosting its annual Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6-10:30 p.m. at 611 Main St., Silt, Co 81652. Admission is one can of non-perishable food per person. Questions? Call (970) 876-5738.

Off Center is playing live this Friday, Oct. 15, starting at 5:30 p.m., in Carbondale, on the corner of Fourth and Main street.Off Center performs a myriad of original songs and covers from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vertical Horizon, A.F.I, My Chemical Romance and Jimmy Eat World, among others.Guest musicians are expected.

The Rifle High School Cheerleaders will be having a cheer clinic fundraiser for anyone between the ages of 5-13 years old on Friday, Oct. 15, from 9-11:30 a.m. Each participant will get to perform at halftime with the cheerleaders at the game that evening. Cost is $25 and includes a performance T-shirt. Registration can be obtained at http://www.garfieldre2.riflehs.schoolfusion.us or contact Coach Tanya at 665-6912 for more information.

Oct. 16, 2010, 2-4 p.m. at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center hosted by the Battlement Mesa PEO Chapter IW. Ticket prices are $21 in advance and $25 at the door. Light refreshments and wine tasting are featured along with the latest fall fashions. Additional information at (970) 948-1912.


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